Professor Christopher Serkin on the Costs of Hurricane Sandy Property Buy Outs
Professor Christopher Serkin recently commented on Governor Andrew Cuomo's new proposal to buy homeowners out of properties that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Professor Chris Serkin Comments on Loopholes to California’s Foie Gras Ban in USA Today
Professor Chris Serkin spoke to USA Today
about a California chef who claims he has found a loophole to the state’s recent ban on foie gras. Chef Ray Tang’s restaurant, Presidio Social Club, sits on federal land in a national park, which he argues is not subject to California law.
Professor Serkin Quoted in Daily News on Atlantic Yards Case
New York's top court heard arguments on whether the state can legally seize private property to build Atlantic Yards, the proposed Nets arena. The outcome of the case will determine whether eminent domain can be used as a reason for new private development. Professor Christopher Serkin told the Daily News, "The stakes are very high. I don't think it's a frivolous case. I don't think it's a loser out of the box... But it does strike me as an uphill battle." If opponents win, the Atlantic Yards project may be scrapped completely.
Professor Christopher Serkin on The Brian Lehrer Show
Professor Christopher Serkin was interviewed at length on the WNYC radio public affairs program, The Brian Lehrer Show, on Monday, September 28. The topic was eminent domain, the power of the government to take property, and its usage in New York City, including in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards.
Professor Christopher Serkin Presents at Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum
Professor Christopher Serkin’s latest article, “Existing Uses: Retroactive Land Use Regulations and the Takings Clause,” was accepted by the prestigious Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, held in June at the Yale Law School. Serkin follows in the footsteps of BLS Professors Dana Brakman Reiser and Edward Janger, who have both presented at the forum.